Remember the nursery rhyme

One, two,
Buckle my shoe.
Three, four,
Kick at the door;
Five, six,
Pick up sticks;
Seven, eight,
Close the gate.
  • One, two, buckle my shoe – ankle jerk : S1-2
  • Three, four, kick at the door – patellar tendon : L3-4
  • Five, six, pick up sticks – biceps/brachioradialis : C5-6
  • Seven, eight, close the gate – triceps: C7-8

Modify Triceps jerk as  C6-7.

Day of appearance of rash in a febrile patient

Very Sick Person Must Take Double Tablets

Very – Varicella (day 1)
Sick – Scarlet fever (day 2)
Person – Pox – small pox (day 3)
Must – Measles (day 4)
Take – Typhus (day 5)
Double – Dengue (day 6)
Tablets – Typhoid (day 7)



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